Warsaw is still one of those charming Central-Eastern European capitals which retain both their magical charm and despite its growing popularity, the prices are still affordable. With more and more Westerners discovering this part of Europe, finding cheap hotels in Warsaw becomes trickier each year â€“ but fear not, there are plenty to choose from.
Historically, the right bank of the river Vistula was the first one to become inhabited but the Old Town is located within the city center, which stands on the left bank of the river. The central point of the city is located close to the Metro Centrum subway station and represents a good orientation point (along with the Palace of Culture) in case you get lost.
Warsaw is a big city but most of the hotels are located in the Centrum area. Hereâ€™s where the major tourist attractions are locate as well. Youâ€™ll find a mix of high end hotels and cheap hotels as well, depending mostly in which district you are staying. Of course, ideally, youâ€™d want to stay in the Old Town but thatâ€™s not always a good deal for your tight budget unless you manage to find a room in one of the 2-star hotels in the area. Otherwise, consider staying further from the hustle and bustle of the city center since you can make use of the public transport and not worry about covering distances on foot (unless you want to).
Some of the good budget hotel options in Warsaw include: Hotel Ibis Warszawa Ostrobramska (2 star, quite close to the center, 137 rooms, AC, restaurant, WiFi available for a fee), Start Hotel (Polish hotel chain: Atos, Felix and Portos are located in Warsaw, good locations, TV, phone, private bathroom) and Campanile Varsovie (European hotel chain with two hotels located in Warsaw, close to the city center, AC, WiFi).